Recent books, mini reviews

Tempted in the Night, Robin T. Popp, Paranormal, 318pp – A different vision of vampires, quite good although not always logical. Very much the romance side of paranormal.
Lord of the Night, Robin T. Popp, Paranormal, 309pp – Some consistency issues just in these two books of the series, so hate to think of what happens across the rest. I also get very cross with authors who alter the established "rules" of their world to make room for new angles. Not great, but readable.

The Shadow of Malabron: The Perilous Realm Book One, Thomas Wharton, YA/Fantasy, 390pp – Great premise, but just a little bit obviously put together. Not a bad read although it took a while to get into. Might be good for readers of The Ranger’s Apprentice series, and other readers just starting out in the fantasy genre.

Preacher singles 27-36 ish + Origins compilation, Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon, Graphic Novel/Supernatural – Loved the Origins compilation! Decided I definitely prefer the compilations to single issues.
How to ditch your fairy, Justine Larbalestier, YA/Fantasy, 298pp – Great idea, well executed, but at times a little bit, hmmm, contrived? It didn’t always flow for me, but I think it is still an enjoyable read, and something I’ll recommend to my students.
All the rest of Preacher, Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon, Graphic Novel/Supernatural, lots of pages – Love. Love love love. The ending is BRILLIANT!
Fairest, Gail Carson Levine, Fairy tale/fantasy, 326pp – A lovely YA read, a version of the Snow White story but cleverly executed. Some different writing and the ending was a bit unusual. Picked up the next one of hers for school yesterday too.  

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